Parents & Schools: Engage Parents as Partners

By Beth Johnston Principal, May/June 2015 As the principal of a large, growing elementary school (plus a parent of six and a grandma of 18), I know how powerful family engagement is in the process of educating students. At my school, Endeavour Elementary School in Kaysville, Utah, we strategically plan activities throughout the year to involve families. For instance, every Friday is Dads Day, where fathers organize students’ play at lunch recess, and once a year we invite grandparents to accompany their grandchild to school.